Verizon Wireless is bringing its CDMA 1X EV-DO high-speed wireless network to a greater portion of New York. The latest: the wireless carrier is rolling out broadband access and services in New York's Capital Region.
Volantis, Bytemobile, SkyPilot Networks, CenturyTel, Pine Belt Telephone & Wireless, Performance Technologies, InfoSpace, Redknee, Inlet Technologies and Fortress Technologies.
Things are not looking too good at Lucent Technologies these days. The company reported a first-quarter net loss of $104 million, or 2 cents per share. That compares to net income of $174 million, or 4 cents per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter.
Verizon Wireless ended the first quarter with 53 million customers, more than The Street was anticipating.
In six months time, the subscriber base for Research In Motion's (RIM) BlackBerry wireless device has increased by 1 million, with the company's client roster recently surpassing 3 million.
The mobile manager category delivers a new mobile-computing product that "will let customers fuse their own mix of personal and business content in ways never before possible," said Page Murray, palmOne's vice president of marketing.
WASHINGTON-The bright promise of a wireless broadband network tailored to individual users is in danger from a number of threats, said Qualcomm's top executive today in remarks before fellow manufacturing companies and Washington lobbyists.
Vodafone reportedly plans to introduce a Vodafone-branded 3G phone as earlier as next month, according to circulating media reports. Huawei Technologies is said to be manufacturing the device.
Mercora wants to transform smartphones into music players with the introduction of its Mercora M music service. The newly launch service operates smartphones running Windows Mobile 5.0.
Social networking and viral marketing use an existing population of users to drive uptake of goods and services. With Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and WiMAX being deployed in dense metropolitan areas, wireless application companies are moving to leverage that reach among younger users with new applications and a growing market for location-based services (LBS).
Wireless operators would like to be the final arbiter of the end-user experience, and to a great extent that is true. The end-user experience starts at the handset itself, so it makes sense that carriers want to control the device. Individual carrier specifications for devices will continue to exist, but some carrier officials think it is better to set standards for certain elements of the device.
In a world where big-bucket airtime minute plans rule, regional wireless operators are struggling to find ways to differentiate their offerings from the Tier 1 competitors. The bundled offering – linking wireless and wireline services together – is one possible solution. Regional operator Cincinnati Bell had that concept in mind when it launched its Unlimited Everyday Calling plan.
Battle lines are toughening in bellwether state New York, with powerful wireless lobbyists on one side and the nation's largest lobbying group on the other, as the state mulls consumer bill of rights legislation aimed at wireless phones. The New York Legislature is in the process of detailing and consolidating two wireless consumer protection bills.
Morgan O'Brien, co-founder of Fleetcall (Nextel), is at it again. You might remember that he almost single-handedly convinced the FCC to allow 2-way radio channels to be aggregated and used for cellular-like services. O'Brien changed the entire 2-way radio industry, and Nextel became a serious competitor to cellular operators.